Monthly Archives: April 2008

Bob Balmanno- Writer and Activist

I’ve worked in the Sunnyvale Library since I graduated from high school in 1985, and over the years I’ve noticed that many of my coworkers are aspiring writers, musicians, and artists.  One of those coworkers has been working especially hard at … Continue reading

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Protests and the Olympic Relay

Sunnyvale is a mid sized city in the San Francisco Bay Area, about 50 miles from San Francisco.    We have  our high tech firms and a diverse ethnic population that has worked hard and achieved a lot of things in … Continue reading

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Camille Rose Garcia and Her Tragic Kingdom

In September of last year, I went to the San Jose Museum of Art and saw a wonderful exhibit of eery cartoony art.  The art exhibit was called “Tragic Kingdom:  The Art of Camille Rose Garcia” and it featured a … Continue reading

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Doonesbury and Bloom County

I’m not sure what it says about a person whose politics is shaped by a comic strip.   The first political influence in my life was during my Junior High years, when I first started reading Doonesbury.   Doonesbury, and later Bloom … Continue reading

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